Monthly Archives: December 2018

:: Vĩ Sơn Trinh :: The Stories We Carry

A photo project exploring "the stories we carry". The focus of this project is to highlight the experiences of second generation immigrants, third generation immigrants, and beyond. It is about acknowledging the roots of our ancestors and our parents planted and finding spaces to let our own stories “branch” and take shape.

diaCRITICS News & Events: December 31, 2018

diaCRITICS News & Events: December 31, 2018. Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.

Three Poems & Artwork by Anna Vo

Unsettled, because settling was never a choice, after the first and third displacement. One foot ready to run, feelings wrapped in a box, packaged and shipped onward. I am wrestling with peace and tension, grabbing at altercations and violence, waiting for something to be ripped away again…

Fashion Designer: Thúy H. Nguyen Suits Up the Queer Community

Benedict Nguyen talks to fashion designer Thúy H. Nguyen about her Vietnamese roots, having a strong matriarch who influenced her own road to a fashion career, and about suits, subversion, and queer empowerment via fashion.

The Long Silence of Bao Ninh

The current generation of Vietnamese adults is too young to remember the war. On the margins of this shift stands Ninh, author of the country’s most cherished war novel, who not only spoke to the generation that fought the war, but humanised its victims, and in doing so, broke away from Vietnamese officialdom...

Vietgone, a review

Sadly, many members of my generation are no longer here to witness this moment of art recognizing the truth – our truth – which has been denied to us since the end of the war.